The Energy Community Forum dedicated to Competition Law in the Energy Sector is jointly organised by Concurrences and the Energy Community Secretariat with the support of panel and media sponsors. As last year, this virtual Forum consists of a series of three afternoon webinars, scheduled for 13, 14 and 15 of June 2022.
These webinars are open to all, without fee / cost. Prior on-line registration for each webinar is a prerequisite and followsvia Concurrences website. The list of attendees will be communicated to the speakers.
Member States are called upon to screen foreign investment into the energy sector which may affect cross-border transactions in energy infrastructures, energy technologies and data-intensive technologies, including the digitalization of the energy sector – an area of interaction between Member States and the European Commission to protect their critical interest.
This panel will look at the Commission’s plans to wield EU state aid policy and law as a series of sticks and carrots to transition the European economy out of fossil fuels. Is state policy a suitable and effective instrument? Are the proposals sufficiently targeted to make a real difference? How effectively can these rules be enforced in practice?
Moderator: Leigh HANCHER | Professor, University of Tilburg(bio)
Eva CHAMIZO | Director of European Affairs, Iberdrola, Brussels (bio) Alejandro DONNAY | Deputy Head of Unit - State Aid Energy, DG COMP, Brussels (bio) Ondřej DOSTAL | Head of Competition Compliance Unit, ČEZ, Prague (bio) Anne-Bérangère SUDRAUD | Chief Legal Officer - BU Nuclear Chief of Staff - Electrabel CEO, Engie BU Nuclear, Brussels (bio)
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to higher gas prices. In this context, the European Competition Network argued that it would not actively intervene against strictly necessary and temporary business cooperation measures that are targeted to avoid serious disruption caused by the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine or the sanctions that were imposed in response. Thus, it appears that cooperation between companies to address the risk of serious disruption is considered to be permissible conduct under competition law. What impact will such practices have on the exercise of competition law and its procedures ?
Moderator: Marie-Therese RICHTER-KUHNERT | Energy lawyer, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna(bio)
Elvira ALIENDE RODRIGUEZ | Partner, Shearman & Sterling, Brussels (bio) Gordon CHRISTIAN | Principal Counsel Competition, Siemens Energy, Munich (bio) Deni MANTZARI | Associate Professor - Competition Law and Policy, Co-Director - Centre for Law, Economics and Society, Faculty of Laws, University College London (bio) Marieke SCHOLZ | Head of Unit, Market and cases, Energy and Environment, DG COMP, Brussels (bio)